He explains, "The black book. It used to be a book. Now it's a computerized network that allows casinos worldwide to track cheaters. More importantly, you can identify a cheater with just a partial facial feature. Dark glasses and a hat are a bitch, though." Just as the black book produces nothing, Big Ed casually says, "Jillian wants you to come by for Sunday dinner. Six o'clock." Danny replies, "Sorry, Ed. I got plans -- I'm going to Mike's house." Cue everyone in the room stopping their work to discreetly listen to how this will play out. Danny finally picks up on Big Ed's flat, even glare, and asks, "Why don't you join me?" And that is how Danny invites the entire Deline clan to Mike's barbecue. Molly Sims and wacky gadgets in the same scene? This episode can't hurry up and get there fast enough! Big Ed clears a little more air: "Danny, I don't want you to think for one second that just because my wife thinks she likes you, you're back in my good graces."
Just then, Danny's phone rings. It's Leon, whom he talked to earlier. Leon is a wine importer, and someone just bought $56,000 worth of Tattinger's. Big Ed picks that moment to lock on to the signal and discover that the cheater is communicating with someone outside the casino.
The camera zooms from the security-room view to the felt of the blackjack table, and then up to the cheater, whose chips are stacked in neat rows. Everyone cheers and cheers, and then we go to commercials.
Back in the security office, Big Ed orders Danny to run infrared through the casino, then put Bunny Slippers in a high-roller suite, the better to get him out of the way.
Danny's back on the floor, about to take care of Bunny Slippers, when Mary comes up and tells him, "Hey. All right, the girl who dates your whale was just called by the casino host at the Sand Dragon, and told when and where to meet him." I love how "date" is used in these conversations. It seems positively quaint. Mary also passes on that the casino host's name is Sam. Danny's all, "That guy's the biggest whale thief in town! He plays hit-and-run, never showing his face."
And now we're watching Bunny Slippers rake in even more chips as the player who just busted at his table grumbles, "God, this guy's pathetic." Sour grapes much? Then he gets Nessa to give him his own table, claiming that Bunny Slippers -- who has unapologetically invaded his personal space -- smells. Well, $1.2 million buys a lot of Jean Naté bath splash. Danny and Mary charge on over to the table; Danny introduces himself and offers a VIP suite on behalf of the hotel. Bunny Slippers isn't impressed. Nessa comes over and orders new decks for the table; Mary slips into Danny's old spot and says, "You know, they have great room service in the VIP suite. You can order anything you want, even have a chef come in and cook it for you." Bunny Slippers ponders this, then asks, "Mac and cheese?" "Oh, yeah! To die for!" Mary responds. "Oatmeal cookies and milk?" Bunny Slippers persists. Mary assures him that the chefs will make him whatever he wants. Bunny Slippers caves, and takes off said slippers to begin transporting his chips to the suite. Mary and Nessa help, and Mary mouths at Danny to go. He does, but not before telling Big Ed that he found the whale.